It was a career day for former Foster star Ceedee Lamb, as he had a huge performance for No. 5 Oklahoma against No. 11 Texas Saturday afternoon in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Lamb set a career high with 10 receptions for 171 yards and caught three touchdown passes for the second time this season in the Sooners’ 34-27 win over the Longhorns. His touchdowns covered a yard on a fourth-down play in the first quarter, a 51-yard catch in the third quarter where he beat five defenders, and a 27-yard grab in the fourth quarter where he broke two tackles on his way to the end zone.

The junior, who was named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday and the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, made 10 of OU’s 16 receptions on the day and tied Dede Westbrook for the most catches by an OU receiver against the Longhorns.

He also became the third Sooner to catch three touchdown passes vs. UT, joining Westbrook and Manuel Johnson. Saturday marked the eighth straight game Lamb has recorded at least one touchdown reception, and he has seven TD catches over the last three outings.

Lamb and the Sooners will face West Virginia this Saturday.

GR’s Taylor chooses ULM

George Ranch senior tight end Ben Taylor has verbally committed to play at Louisiana-Monroe. He had offers from Boston College and East Texas Baptist.

Taylor has two catches for 78 yards in six games for the Longhorns this season, including a 69-yard touchdown catch against Brazoswood on Sept. 28.

Other area players in college action

Former Travis running back Naveon Mitchell had five receptions for 52 yards, including a four-yard touchdown pass, for New Mexico State in a 42-28 loss to Central Michigan.

Meanwhile, former George Ranch receiver Quintin Morris caught two passes for 27 yards for Bowling Green in a 20-7 win over Toledo.

Other notes

Former Needville soccer star Annalise Rangel scored her fifth goal of the season to help Navarro College to get a 2-0 win over Northeast… Fulshear senior middle blocker Jalile Rodriguez verbally committed to play volleyball at Hill College… Needville senior offensive tackle/defensive end Xavier Lott received an offer from Oklahoma Baptist University… Needville senior James Roberts verbally committed to play baseball at North Central Texas College… George Ranch junior running back Javon Gipson is planning an unofficial visit to Duke later this year… George Ranch junior track athlete Bryce McCray visited with the Texas A&M track program this past weekend.

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